Publications

PUBLISHEDFebruary 25 2020
AUTHOR(S)ESMAP
Funding the Sun: New Paradigms for Financing Off-Grid Solar Companies

This report elucidates the role of financial innovation in the off-grid solar sector and provides a roadmap for practitioners, financiers, and entrepreneurs navigating capital raises for companies active in the sector. It examines a full range of established and frontier financing options. It illustrates that some technology-enabled financial innovations, such as peer-to-peer business lending, are already playing an important role in the sector. It was prepared by the World Bank Group and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, with support from ESMAP.

Citation

Energy Sector Management Assistance Program. 2020. Funding the Sun: New Paradigms for Financing Off-Grid Solar Companies. World Bank, Washington, DC. © World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/33331  

Users also downloaded
As part of the Cooling Facility, an Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework (ESSF) has been developed.  The ESSF describes standards, processes and tools that are considered as the basis of…
August 27, 2021
This report presents a detailed cost-benefit framework for examining the value proposition of repurposing for three applications – solar energy generation, battery energy storage, and synchronous…
August 25, 2021
The report looks at the role of batteries in supporting sub-Saharan Africa’s energy access goals.
August 19, 2021
This document offers guidelines for the preparation of feasibility studies for geothermal power projects in accordance with best industry practices.
July 22, 2021